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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2011

Number Enrolled 6,345
Attendance Hours 765,837
Completed Level 3,037
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 2,707
Number Separated Before Completion 2,101
Remaining within Level 1,207
Percentage Completing Level 48%

Source: Office of Vocational and Adult Education. (2012, March) National Reporting System: Statistical Section, Rhode Island. Retrieved from OVAE Website:

Adult Education Enrollment and Performance Trends 2006-2011 (Performance is based on successful post-test scores). Data points are as follows:  2005-06=23%; 2006-07=29%; 2007-08=36%; 2008-09=42%; 2009-10=43%; 2010-11=46%; 2011-12=48%.

Did You Know ...?

…Did you know that Rhode Island has more than doubled its Educational Functioning Level (EFL) performance in the last seven years?

State NRS Structure

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  • ESL: CASAS; BEST Plus; BEST Literacy
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 Data Systems
  • Comprehensive Adult Literacy Information System (CALIS)
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 Followup Methods
  • GED: Data Match
  • Employment: Data Match and Survey
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match and Survey
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
    • Data is reviewed through user reports on a monthly basis.
    • Assessment scores entered in CALIS will automatically generate an EFL. The system also calculates subsequent scores that are required for students to complete the level and advance. There are also validation rules for dates and alternating version of tests.
    • Programs have access to real time data via a menu of reports that include NRS tables, goal setting, testing and attendance reports. All reports have an extensive filtering mechanism including gender, class, EFL Level that allows for further analysis.

State Tools and Resources

Rhode Island Office of Adult Education

Programs and People

Philip Less State Director of Adult Education
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Shepard Building
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3414
Phone: (401) 222-8949  

The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is administered by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.